Kendrick Lamar Reacts to Grammy Shutout

Kendrick Lamar

Hip-hop fans were outraged after Kendrick Lamar lost all seven of his nominations at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. But the Compton MC is not feeling sorry for himself. Speaking out for the first time since his loss, he congratulated Macklemore on his wins.

“It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man,” Kendrick told XXL after his performance with Dom Kennedy in New York on Tuesday. “He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored four Grammys including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best New Artist, while Kendrick went home empty handed.

After the show, the “Thrift Shop” rapper sent Kendrick a text. “You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It’s weird and sucks that I robbed you,” he told him.

The good kid, m.A.A.d city rapper joins a list of hip-hop heavyweights who have been snubbed by the Grammys including Nas, Snoop Dogg, and even Tupac and Biggie.

“I definitely feel like they should always have more of the culture up in there, for sure, because we definitely stand out just like any other genre,” said Kendrick. “We part of the world. We part of the movement. So I think any awards, including the Grammys, should always push for more hip-hop because it’s music as a whole, it’s not just splitting different regions. Everything moves as far as sound and vibrations, and that’s how it goes. And we are a part of that.”

His peers including Meek Mill, Mac Miller, Q-Tip, Fabolous, and ScHoolboy Q also weighed in on Kendrick’s shutout.

“Congrats 2 @macklemore for a incredible win and I believe Kendrick was robbed,” tweeted Meek. “This game was never fair….and awards can’t change the judgement of the culture…. Most of these awards are always fucked up!”



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19 Comments

  1. anf1213

    The people recognize Kendrick as the winner, and thats all that matters. Fuck a trophy.

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  2. Frankie

    Both are grossly overrated to be quite honest. Blacks act as if this is any different than Eminem taking awards from black rappers in year’s past – this is just another case of niggas being mad because the geeky white boy beat the gremlin. Hell, at least Kendrick HAS a Grammy. There were equally as deserving rap albums that didn’t even get nominated. Cut your losses and move on.

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    Fanofall Reply:

    @Frankie,
    Shut the fuck up.

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    Fanofall Reply:

    @Frankie, Just stfu.

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    ThroneAdvocate91 Reply:

    @Frankie, your dumbass clearly didn’t get the memo that he went home empty-handed.

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    Andy Reply:

    @Frankie, Mackemore is definitively overrated but just by non-hip-hop fans. No real hip hop fan would think about Mack as a good rapper. He’s not bad tho. Now Kendrick is arguably overrated but his lyrical talent and credibility are undisputed.

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    damion Reply:

    @Frankie, just for saying that u are retarded stfu

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  3. Quinn

    “We part of the world. We part of the movement.” He may be a dope rapper but he has no concept of what it means to use correct grammar.

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    Fanofall Reply:

    @Quinn, really. You have no concept for commenting on a post about an award.

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    Stephen Reply:

    @Quinn, it is possible that they could’ve misquoted him on that.

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    Chloé Magnolia Reply:

    Why even go there? We all know what the man is saying.

    Judging someone on their grammar and spelling is tired, man. There’s a time and a place.

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    notgonnafront!! Reply:

    @Quinn, the man is a poet an artist that speaks from his heart not a text book feel the words…don’t mark his work like a school teacher. its all about self expression. Its like say Picasso never coloured inside the lines…some times that’s the fucking point.

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    thetruth Reply:

    @Quinn, ummm…he was “speaking”. You cannot honestly say you speak in 100% correct grammar at all times. The man had a great response to being shut out. Why not commend him for being positive about it? The world needs less people like you! :)

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  4. jones

    Kendrick is way overrated for not one he put out or been on was anything worth me getting hyped over glad he didn’t win anything

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    damion Reply:

    @jones, u stupid maybe if u listen to his song u would understand or maybe u don’t know what true hip hop is

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  5. NICKI MINAJ

    Kendra sis.

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  6. Latonya

    kendrick’ moving up he got his on link rap-up lol ….hm or have i just not seen it. idk

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  7. CurtisDonDeano

    I think that Kanyè should have won

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  8. Paige

    Lmbo. Yes Frankie knock it off. The whole America knows MR.D was robbed. Good kid in a f’d up world.

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